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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Iolani soccer star bound for SMU

Advertiser Staff

Iolani School's Duke Hashimoto (red jersey) used his speed to confound opposition.

Advertiser Library photo • Jan. 22, 2002

Recent Iolani School graduate Duke Hashimoto, The Honolulu Advertiser's 2002 Soccer Player of the Year, will sign a letter of intent with Southern Methodist University today then leave tonight to play in a national all-star game Saturday in Charleston, S.C.

SMU has one of the nation's top soccer programs. The Mustangs finished 21-1 last season and were ranked No. 1 for much of the year.

Hashimoto was nominated for the inaugural POWERade/McDonald's All-America Game by Bob Barry, a former Iolani and Brigham Young University-Hawai'i head coach.

The game will feature 36 recent high school graduates from across the country as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

There also will be a girls game; no girls from Hawai'i are scheduled to participate.